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February 1-3, 2024 | York Theatre

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

Presented by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Neworld Theatre
Produced by Back to Back Theatre

February 1-3, 2024 | York Theatre

When AI takes over from human intelligence, how will people be treated?

Weaving a narrative through human rights, sexual politics, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a sly theatrical revelation.

This a story about a public meeting, the type of meeting you would hope to happen in a certain kind of democracy. Amid mistakes, mis-readings, mis-leadings and misunderstanding, critical questions arise. How does society stereotype and castigate people with intellectual disabilities, consciously or otherwise? How do we each ethically navigate the complexities of representation and language? How do we come together to make decisions that are in the best interest of a civic society?

Created by PuSh alumna Back to Back Theatre, this raw, honest and deeply funny work reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.

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Icon signalling a performance with signed interpretation ASL-Interpretation Feb 2

Icon signalling a performance with surtitlesIn English with English surtitles

Icon signalling a relaxed performance (casual or low sensory)Relaxed Performance on Feb 3, 2pm

Showtimes & Dates

Feb 1: 7:30pm
Feb 2:  7:30pm (Talkback)
Feb 3: 2pm & 7:30pm

Digital Streaming Tickets: $30 available at

Ticket Info
Reserved seating
Section A+:  $49 + service charge
Section A:  $49 + service charge
Section B: $39 + service charge
Section C:  $39 + service charge

Section D: $25 + + service charge

Digital Streaming Tickets: $30 available at 

Venue Location

639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Show Warnings

Mentions of sex and sexual abuse, violence and abuse against people with disabilities, animals and children.

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